Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Consolidated Plan is a five-year plan that provides a unified vision for developing actions designed to address housing and community development needs. Development of the Plan is a collaborative process that creates the opportunity for citizen participation in setting long-term strategies and short-term actions to meet priority needs. An Action Plan: One Year Use of Funds is required by regulation under the CDBG Program. The City of DeKalb will receive $420,572 in CDBG funds for grant year 2021-2022 (April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022).

View the Draft 2021 Action Plan below.

The 2021 Annual Action Plan is subject to consideration and public input by members of the community and DeKalb City Council. All interested citizens are invited to review the plan and submit written comments during the 30-day review period beginning March 13, 2021 until no later than 5:00 p.m. April 12, 2021. 

Please address all comments to: Joanne Rouse, Community Services Coordinator, 164 East Lincoln Highway, DeKalb IL 60115 or

Citizens are invited to attend and provide input on the 2021 Annual Action Plan at a Public Hearing to be held on April 12, 2021 at the regular meeting of City Council. The meeting will be held in the Ysunas Room of the DeKalb Public Library starting at 6:00 PM at 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL 60115. For further information, contact Joanne Rouse, Community Services Coordinator at 815-748-2366 or via email at


The Five-Year Consolidated Plan is developed by the City to set goals and priorities for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reviews and approves all plans. If significant changes to the plan are necessary, an amendment is also submitted and approved.

Prior to the beginning of each grant year, the City develops a CDBG Annual Action Plan, which HUD reviews and approves. After the end of each program year, the City submits to HUD a Comprehensive Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER), providing data on the previous year’s program activities and distributions.

CDBG YearPlansReports
282021 Plan
272020-2024 CDBG Consolidated Plan Substantial Amendment #2
2020 CAPER
272020-2024 CDBG Consolidated Plan Substantial Amendment #1

262019 Plan
2019 Amended Plan
2019 CAPER
252018 Amended Plan
2018 CAPER
242017 Plan2017 CAPER
232016 Plan2016 CAPER
222015 Plan*2015 CAPER
212014 Plan2014 CAPER
202013 Plan2013 CAPER
192012 Plan2012 CAPER
182011 Plan2011 CAPER

*The Five-Year Consolidated Plan includes the Action Plan for the first year of the period.

To learn more information about other CDBG grantees, communities throughout Illinois, the United States, and its territories visit the HUD Exchange page for plans and reports.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Community Services Coordinator Joanne Rouse at 815-748-2366.